Do you want to know the one thing Nicolas Cage fans, Four Loko lovers, and hotdog eating champions have in common? They’re all virgins. Just kidding, it’s actually that they can all get a custom skateboard perfectly matching their niche interests.
Made possible by Skate Shapez, this start up operation by Evan Fitzgerald is offering custom skateboards in all shapes and sizes. I know what you’re thinking, “Finally I can stand out from all these normie popsicle riders,” but you should also be thinking about the opportunity at hand here. Any shape, any graphic. Come on, those rusty wheels in your brain have to be turning.
Seeing that we dabbled in the shaped board space with Evisen back in 2018, we wanted to see how far Skate Shapez can take it, so we caught up with him in LA to get the behind the scenes look at his operation, check out his Portland-core skate van, and even managed to bring the hydrant saga back from the dead with a special shape…
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
A MINDFUL APPROACH TO WATCHING SKATE VIDEOS
If you love a video, watch it over and over, become obsessed, notice everything, and move on only when you feel it’s the right time.